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Polk County Burn Ban

Posted by: Reposted by Central Florida Cities on May 30, 2024 1:02PM

 POLK BURN BAN STILL IN EFFECT! 
 
 
 
PCFR would like to remind the public that there is a burn ban in effect throughout Polk County.
 
The burn ban prohibits the following:
1. Campfires
2. Bonfires
3. Unpermitted controlled burns
4. Burning of yard and household trash
5. Burning of construction debris
6. Burning of organic debris
7. Igniting of fireworks
8. Noncommercial burning of materials other than for religious or ceremonial purposes, in which case they must be contained in a barbecue grill or barbecue pit, and the total fuel area cannot exceed three feet in diameter and two feet in height.
 
The burn ban applies to ALL unincorporated areas in Polk and to the following municipalities: Auburndale, Bartow, Dundee, Fort Meade, Frostproof, Haines City, Lake Alfred, Lakeland and Winter Haven.
 
To report violation of the burn ban, call the Polk County Sheriff's Office non-emergency line at (863) 298-6200.

SOURCE: Polk County Fire Rescue

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